Walen among mayors named honorary co-chairs of Lake Washington Citizens Levy Committee

The three mayors in the LWSD support the district’s propositions on the February 2018 ballot.

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 1:30pm
  • Life

The mayors of all three communities served by the Lake Washington School District have been named honorary co-chairs of the campaign to pass the Feb. 13, 2018 school levies and bond propositions, the Lake Washington Citizens Levy Committee announced.

Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, Redmond Mayor John Marchione and Sammamish Mayor Bob Keller are supporting the propositions.

The bond provides more classroom space to help relieve overcrowding. The levies provide the funding needed to maintain the district’s educational programs and technology, improve facilities and fields and keep students safe. Combined, Propositions 1, 2 and 3 address overcrowding and provide needed resources while reducing the local tax rate, according to a press release.

“We are fortunate to have these outstanding community leaders uniting with us to support these important bond and levy measures,” said committee member Eric Campbell in the release. “They recognize the value of a high-quality education system to a thriving community. And we can do it through a thoughtful, long-term approach to improve our children’s schools while reducing the tax rate.”

LWSD parent Martha DeAmicis added, “By agreeing to serve as honorary co-chairs, our mayors have demonstrated that the February 2018 bond and levy propositions are a sensible solution to address the needs of our rapidly growing school district, ensuring our children are getting the best opportunities to learn.”

For more information, visit www.vote4lwsdkids.org.

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